Thursday, December 28, 2006

..people I met..

Dan Faults..
This is Dan who has been my Cauffeur several times.. And made me feel quite at home.

woman in the background..
Richard, on the first day I met him. The person not in the photo is Agnius. Which is of course just very usefull information to you.

Esther by the pool 25th December 2006..
Esther, from England but living in Japan. Also known as my traffic guardian and driving instructor.
on the 25th by the pool..
Showing off my new Nepalese ring from the Tibetan Settlement, by the pool at the Southern Star Hotel, on the 25th of december.

The middle monk is the boss monk..
This was taken after a long conversation with the monks at the Tibetan Settlement in Karnataka, India. On the 24th of December 2006.

Thursday, December 07, 2006



In Cambodia...

... strategies to gain custom....

Run your potential customer over... This is guaranteed to create a need for transport. (Knowing the long route to the hospital will create extra revenue..)
Point out that you had to use petrol to drive your customer, obviously these foreigners don't know how an engine runs... Insist on extra payment for petrol and state that your original quote was for sitting in the tuck tuck, only, but not for actually going somewhere in it...
Hussle your customer into submission...If she says no 5 times and looks angry then she really does mean :"yes, please, why don't you keep asking..?"
If you see the customer get out of a tuck-tuck, then when she is ready to enter another, pounce on her immediately! There is no such thing as arrival! Make this clear to the customer.
The customer does not know that the tuck-tuck-journey is their reason d'etre. If the customer is not inside a tuck-tuck then the customer can not possible achieve happiness, contentment and will in fact suffer from the excess burden of dollar....

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Bangkok Themepark..

The Soho of Bangkok, Banglampuh...
Risked my life on the back of motorcylce taxis today and am very glad about my temporary laps of sanity... without which I would never have been so reckless.
Still not doing very well at recovering from my imported flu, but am flying out to Cambodia tomorrow. Although am not entirely certain that this is a good idea...
However, I have been sold half the contents of the pharmacy around the corner and that gives me some amount of confidence that I have whatever medication it may take to conquer this virus.

Did I mention the strange red marks that are forming on my knees and ankles..?
I also suffer from imaginary insect bite syndrom... I can be seen twitching in regular inbtervals, certain that something bit me. Nothing did except for one lone mosquito who has left a deep red-purple bruise behind...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Over the Seven Seas and the seven mountain with the seven dwarfs I will be..

...november 11th

(The photograph above is by Peter Hagerty who documented my performance on saturday the 11th of November 2006)

I am beginning to make some sense of the leaving chaos, have made all the calls one can think of to make (banks, phone, airline company... to let everyone know everything they may feel they need to.)

I am still short of a lodger, which is crazy, considering that I am renting out my room for less than it would cost to rent a shoebox under a bridge in Warrington, or some other random place..
Perhaps Adam from Museum Man will be interested.. It is all very tight for time.
Departure: saturday 5am, and then take off at 9.20am. Arrival in Thailand some crazy amount of hours later. Point of final destination (Cambodia) maybe by next week wednesday, thursday.

Now I just want to sleep.